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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had disc replacement surgery?

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Dr. Suhas Pai
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?: What advice are you looking for? If you have recovered from the surgery fully and been released by your surgeon, you should be able to resume all activity. There is generally no restriction after recovering from surgery. If you are having problems, advice on how to deal with this would be based on what problems you are having. You need to be more specific.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had disc replacement?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Depends on location: The most common location for a disc replacement is in the neck or cervical spine. This is done via a procedure called an anterior cervical disc excision and fusion. This is often done in young people for a herniated disc with "pinched" nerve. There may be some initial stiffness or decrease in the range of motion. However, this is minimal and most patients do not notice it.
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